Content Category: Policy Watch
Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension
by Joseph Bebon on Thursday December 04 2014
In a 378-46 vote on Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would extend over 50 lapsed tax breaks that expired at [read more]
As Congress Deliberates Tax Extenders, Could A Wind PTC Renewal Be Near?
by Mark Del Franco on Tuesday December 02 2014
The controversial wind production tax credit (PTC) appears to be gaining momentum during the lame-duck session of Congress. Although there is no definitive date for [read more]
EPA Racks Up Over 1.6 Million Comments On Carbon Pollution Plan
by NAW Staff on Tuesday December 02 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received over 1.6 million comments on its proposed Clean Power Plan before the agency's Dec. 1 deadline. In June, [read more]
New Poll Shows Bipartisan Support For Wind PTC Extension
by NAW Staff on Wednesday November 26 2014
A new national poll finds that wide majorities of Republicans, Democrats and Independents support U.S. wind energy and back a production tax credit (PTC) extension. [read more]
Wind Power Champion Sen. Grassley Demands PTC Extension
by NAW Staff on Friday November 21 2014
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has again stood up for U.S. wind power, having urged his colleagues in Congress to extend the production tax credit [read more]
Over 450 Groups Call On Congress To Pass Tax Extenders Bill
by NAW Staff on Thursday November 20 2014
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has again joined hands with a large coalition of businesses and organizations to call on Congress to pass the [read more]
What The Midterm Elections Mean For The U.S. Wind Industry
by Allan T. Marks & Eusebius W. Luk on Tuesday November 11 2014
Politics, like comedy, is a matter of timing. The change of control from the Democrats to the Republicans in the U.S. Senate and an increased [read more]
Over 60 Groups Call On Republican Leaders To Block Wind PTC Extension
by NAW Staff on Monday November 10 2014
The American Energy Alliance has joined with over 60 other organizations, including conservative group Americans For Prosperity and several anti-wind power organizations, to call on [read more]
Governors Call On U.S. DOE To Support FERC Order 1000
by NAW Staff on Monday November 03 2014
The bipartisan Governors' Wind Energy Coalition has urged the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to show strong support for FERC Order 1000, as the group [read more]
Canadian Wind Industry Urges For More Federal Support
by Mark Del Franco on Thursday October 30 2014
If Canadian wind energy is to continue its ascent, the federal government needs to reaffirm its commitment to the renewable energy technology, according to Robert [read more]
EWEA: European Council Leaders Showed 'Lack Of Ambition' On Renewables Target
by NAW Staff on Friday October 24 2014
On Oct. 23, European Council leaders gathered in Brussels, Belgium, and set four targets for the European Union's (EU) 2030 climate and energy policy framework. [read more]
CanWEA Calls On BC Government To Reconsider Wind Power
by NAW Staff on Thursday October 16 2014
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has again called on the British Columbia government to consider all renewable energy options as it determines whether or [read more]
Virginia Governor Unveils Energy Plan That Includes Offshore Wind Focus
by NAW Staff on Wednesday October 15 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, which highlights an "all of the above" strategy that features an emphasis on [read more]
IRS Urges Congress To Take Prompt Action On Tax Extenders
by Joseph Bebon on Thursday October 09 2014
John Koskinen, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is urging Congress to promptly make a decision on whether or not to renew dozens of [read more]
Texas Comptroller Attacks Wind Power, And Industry Fights Back
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday October 07 2014
There's more trouble brewing in Texas. Just months after the chairwoman of the state's public utility commission issued a scathing anti-wind memo, Texas Comptroller Susan [read more]
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